Trend Following with Michael Covel

Reviews For Trend Following with Michael Covel

Have followed Michael for some time... the morph from a pure trend trading podcast is excellent. Every episode that takes us away from the straight and narrow to explore the topics that develop our displince and pyscological robustness are pure joy. These series is a must for anyone involved in a trading business, but there is something for everyone. Keep up the great work.
Love the quality of the guests.
That's how good the better episodes of this program are. What's best: episodes about psychology & cognitive development. These are often outstanding. Covel is quite the interviewer, establishing great rapor w/ his guests, regularly asking asking them insightul questions. Not so good: the more that an episode directly relates to trading, or to the work of entrepreneur x or y, the less interesting, exception being when trading nuts and bolts are the focus, eg interviews w/ Tom Basso. But when the "trading world" and/or one person's exploits are front and center, its usually much less interesting (I write this a trader).
[ACTION] => Go listed first and then come back <= I've never ever written a podcast review, but can no longer resist the siren call ... I've been following Michael's work for a very long time - seen him evolve over time, from pure trend trading educator, to one of the best interviewers at large. Period. Over an extended period (10+ years) and with more than 750 episodes, he covers everything you can imagine. He has no agenda, other than one that is close to mine as well, i.e. share knowledge, make people think, no BS, intellectual clarity and a moral compass that is beyond comparison. And with a clear CTA, that is, get out there and DO something, other than working for the Man ... There is not a single day that I am not touching something that he's been putting out there, and I will continue to look for every single piece of wisdom he'll continue to publish for a very long time, I may hope. I have no direct agenda either, other than maybe one day have him on my podcast as well (#WYFT) - who knows, time will tell. Bottom line - people (and Michael) tell me there are no shortcuts in life. Well, I beg to differ. This podcast is the closest thing. I rest my case.
This is not a trend following trading podcast. Maybe it was at one point. But now it is a “how to apply trend following psychology to everything you do.” And now Michael just primarily interviews authors trying to promote their books. If that interests you, then great. Give this a listen. But if you want actual trend following trading insights, look elsewhere (Top Traders Unplugged is a suggestion). And don’t waste your time on the monologue episodes. You’ll just hear Michael rant and tell you what an “unclear thinker” you are if you don’t think like him. Which, by the way, I do find myself aligning with Michael on most things. But don’t we have enough ranting in today’s society? If you want to persuade people that your thinking is “clearer” than theirs, then leave the raw emotions and filthy language at home and just show them the evidence. Michael is obviously sticking with the trend here with his podcast. Given the high number of 5 star reviews this podcast gets, hard to argue that his current approach isn’t getting him results he wants (more listeners I assume). But again, if you came here looking for trend following trading insights, you will be disappointed. That’s what I started listening for. And after a year, I haven’t found it. Maybe I should have stopped out sooner haha. But at any rate, my stop has finally been hit and now I’m moving on. So long Michael, and good luck.
I have been Following, get the pun, for years. You are a great interviewer. The above mentioned episode was just incredible. I hope educators and parents learn of this phenomenal teacher, her curriculum, process and views. We need her message to reverberate throughout society. As a nation we need our U.S Dept of Education to radically change course with a public education awareness campaign to alter the effects of well intentioned parents, society and Department of Educations throughout our country. We are restricting the free thinking and creative human experience, along with self confidence.
Michael’s attitude has no BS and clearly discusses topics of position sizing, risk, trend following, and price. This is so much more than an investing podcast and has perspectives on psychology you won’t find anywhere else. It is truly evergreen - you could listen to an episode 20 years from now and it will be just as relevant as today.

5/5

By v0p
Great podcast. Whether you're a trend trader or not there is so much knowledge you can gain and apply from this.
Michael, host of the Trending Following podcast, highlights all aspects of finance, wealth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Quality of the major contribution work Michael does is outstanding.
I’ll give him props for having some good guests. But his monologues and opinions are typically nonsense. Not a political thing. His understanding of the issues he discusses is simply peripheral. The scary thing is that there are people who listen to him and think, ‘Man, this guy’s got Wall Street figured out.’

5/5

By Cats 82
If you made me choose only one podcast, I would choose this one. The diversity of topics, the free-thinking, and deep questioning of guests is fantastic!
Michael Covel’s arena is ostensibly finance, but the podcast is about humans and what makes us tick. It is about living and understanding. It is about focusing on outcomes and overcoming your natural irrational reactive responses. If you think or are a curious person, you will find fascinating material in almost every podcast.
I think Michael is an amazing interviewer and his content is A+.
Great interviews with the top people in their respective fields of interest. People pay a lot of money and travel many miles to hear them speak. I get to hear them for free. Any university would be fortunate to have a guest speaker list of this quality.
Guests are usually outstanding and the host is a good interviewer. But monologues are like bad talk radio with endless railing against straw men and junk cobbled from American TV. I sometimes wonder if his left and right brain are connected and if he actually learns much from his guests. Reminds me of Emerson’s adage about foolish consistencies being the hobgoblin of little minds. Ces la vie. We get what we pay for.
Really impressed with the breadth of subjects and quality of guests. Don't know of anywhere else to get this type of exchange. Love the fact that the guests get to speak their mind without being interrupted. Michael's ability to engage his guests and ask pertinant questions is masterful. Aside from the sound trend following advice, the knowledge, wisdom, and forsight gained from the variety of subjects is entertaining and refreshing.
Thank u sir .
I just finished listening to the guys from Dunn Capital. Totally worth listening and also worth looking at their amazing track record. My favorite podcasts are those with behavorial psychologists.
Great podcast. I learned a lot about trading / investing and life in general through listening to this podcast. This is the podcast I most recommend to others.
Mike is always interesting. My impression is that Mike is really into the behavioral aspects of investing, so there is a wide range of guests, from psychologists to life coaches to great investors. In summary, I would say Mike’s goal is to remove the scales from your eyes. Some people aren’t going to like that.
I happen to trade the market and have a nice time with it, but I have recommended this podcast to those who are not yet into but interested in trading. I walk each moring about 5 miles. In the year that I have heard of Michael Covel I have gotten through about 1/2 of all the recordings while on those walks. Always entertaining and informative.
Hi Michael First of all let me tell you in advance that I don't want a gift. I am just stoping by to say to you to just keep up with the great work you are doing with this podcast. Best investing insights ever !!! Greetings from a fan from Brazil. Regards, Antonio Belloni
This is brutal - this guy has issues and uses this podcast as a therapy session. Pure pure garbage
Michael and his guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the coming trends and absolute best tactics to help you effectively grow your business. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Trend Following if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to get ahead of the curve (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!
Michael has done an extraordinary job combining trading, psychology and a little bit of business into one spot! His emphasis on clear thinking has really helped me not only in trading but in everyday life!! Keep it up!

1/5

By nnulll
Obnoxious is the friendliest word I can use.

1/5

By Sgawny
seriously? an 11 hour 1 gigabyte thing to end the year? i originally liked mike covel’s message and work but he is getting lazy and/or too full of himself to actually edit his message. i’m sorry but he doesnt respect my time as a listener. thank you for the free content but i am gone.
Love the thinking on this podcast, it's really opened my eyes. The traders he interviews are really interesting, and so are the non-traders. High quality, non-conventional intellect and honesty, if you dont know anything about the trend following mindset, start with Episode 1 and run them all.
In this day and age so many people to claim to know something that cannot be predicted. Michael Covel does engage in this type of behavior. When you listen to this podcast you will begin to sense an overarching theme of honesty, integrity and courage. Nothing is sugar coated and no promises are made. Instead what you get is the opportunity to listen to him pick some of the brightest minds on the planet. Since I personally do not have the time to do this, I consider this pure gold. This is not a stock picking podcast. If that is your thing go watch CNBC. What this podcast does is teach emotional intelligence, probability theory and a way of thinking that sadly is unque. Group think is not welcomed on this podcast. This is not entertainment. Mr Covel is a master communicator and knows how to ask questions that maximize responses. Listen in your car, walk your dog and listen, but seriously do yourself a favor and listen. You will not be disappointed and you will learn.
I appreciate the realness and candid.... Do the work and results happen.
All you need to know to understand markets and how to trade succssfully is contained here in this excellent podcast. Simply the best podcast that exist on the subject of finance, economics and trading.
Excellent Podcast. The content is educational and entertaining. They are very informative and engaging.
The segment with Daniel Crosby was especially good! Please invite him on again!
Michael Covel challenges your thinking with his own thinking and those of his guests. Espousing trend following as a better way to invest (extract profits from the market through rules based trading), Covel supports systematic trading insights with guests with behavioral finance backgrounds to identify mistakes caused by hard wired human bias. One word of caution - Since I started listening to Trend Following two months ago, I have purchased twice the number books as normal from Amazon. All good!
Mike love the show keep up good work One favor to ask, I can't find your movie anywhere (Broke: the new American dream) Any place I find it, lists as back ordered or unavailable at this time Anything you can do to get this on your newsletter site, or set up a page where we can pay a few bucks and stream it??? I want to see it but I can't find any source that has it that I can buy access Thanks
I came across this podcast a few months back and I can't stop listening to it. I stopped listening to music in my car, this is all I want to hear on my daily commutes. I have all his books and these podcasts are a must for any trend follower or just someone in need of valuable information from trading, economics or just daily motivation to get through this journey we call life. Thanks!
Michaels great work has changed my life, literally. I never miss a podcast and re-read all his books. BUT, Michael, you have criticized LTCM many times and you have Jim Rickards on your podcast, and not one question regarding LTCM?
Listening to Trend Following is like taking a daily vitamin for my brain. Great authors, great thinkers, great entrepreneurs delivered to my phone in easily digestible podcasts. Thanks Mike! Keep up the great work.
There is around 500 episodes and Michael's intolerance for charts or chart use during trading. The only indicator is price and price action only. If the underlaying trading instrument has the tendency of going up the only way is to accept that fact and trade accordingly. At points during the podcasts there is an admiration to Buddhist teachings. Alan watts is mentioned several times. I just wanted to write thanks to Michael for such an amazing podcast. The concept of heuristics and the eloquent explanations from your guests is what made me appreciate the time and effort that you bring to the podcast. Hope you can get to a 1000.
Got Investing in your DNA? Ready to multiply your money? This is what you are looking for? I've fifty years been looking for this!
As a novice trader, I visited this podcast in sync with reading Trend Following, simply to learn more about technical trading. I was pleasantly surprised to find much more than trading strategies and motivational speeches. From the meaning of liberty and the virtue of silence, to lessons from historical figures and intriguing modern interviews, this content is a holistic blast of knowledge that is bound to make me not just a better trader, but a better person entirely. In an era when most professionals shy away from contentious content for fear of damaging their "brand", or upsetting certain authorities, Michael Covel is refreshingly transparent. While many sucessful traders seem to squander their leisure time, I am glad to see one successful trader devoting himself to education, activism, and intentional living. I intend to make this podcast a regular part of my routine, and I encourage anyone else to do the same who has the aptitude to thrive in the financial markets, yet desires to remain distinct from institutional and cultural conditioning.
I enjoy listening to the podcasts that Mr Covel does. He has interesting guests that always open my eyes to something I hadn't seen.
I really like Mr. Covel's straight-talking, no-holds barred, raw style as he interviews diverse guests that are directly or tangentially associated with Trend Following - a way of life that extends beyond Trading per se!
Michael Covel and Jesse Livermore. This is one of your best. I loved it! Thanks!
I've been spending a lot of time driving and listening to Michael Covels podcast. Learning a lot. Keep up the great work.
Michael - thanks for sharing your insights and bringing sanity to an insane world. The Friedman audio clip was fantastic.
300+ Podcasts from Covel. Awesome. I love the uncut/unfiltered manner in which Michael outlines his latest thoughts on topics ranging from Evolution and Education to Trading...covering Fundamentals, Technicals, and all the tenants of systemtatic trend following.